Buy Andamooka opals direct from miners
Matrix Opal is also popular and in abundance in the area which is sandstone cooked in sulphuric acid and sugar
Many Opals mined in the Andamooka Opal fields have stunning colours and are popular for creative Opal carvings as the sand stone potch base is easy to carve and locals even write or draw paintings on these opals.
Andamooka is a town in the South Australian outback
The Anadmooka Opal field is famous for producing one of the world’s best known opal, the Andamooka Opal also known as the ‘Queen’s Opal’. It was cut, refined, and set into an 18 carat palladium chocker band in 1954.
Opal is readily accessible in Andamooka with several places within the town to buy Opal both confidentially and commercially. There are 24 separate Opal fields.
The fields are also famous for its semi-dugouts as the underground homes provided excellent insulation against the heat and cold. These dug outs are exclusive to Andamooka and have become contributors to tourism in the local area.